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person of any sex singing yet, no fat lady, no fat guy. >> it goes on. >> let's check in for a look at forecast. live doppler 7 hd, you can see radar returns off the coast sonoma, marin looking up at the north bay over the last couple of hours, rotating slowly closer to the coast and then starting to take a turn up towards the north and in the northwest that's why it is going to be hard to get some of these showers all the way back over towards the coast this morning. definitely drops are possible. breezy at the coast today, low 60s, around 70 around the bay, mid 70s for our warmest spots inland. 5:01. after months of waiting we will soon know what the future holds for suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi. board of supervisors votes today on whether to let him keep his job. katie marzullo is live at city
hall. this started with a domestic violence incident. >> reporter: it did. that was almost a year ago. that was new year's. we are approaching 2013 this has been a long time coming now a decision could be made today, should be made today, this afternoon at 2:00. members of the san francisco board of supervisors have been going over findings of the ethics commission since september. the commission found sheriff mirkarimi guilty of official misconduct that was after he pleaded guilty to one count of false imprisonment, other charges were dropped after the fight with his wife. at the time, lopez let a neighbor videotape a bruise on her arm but has said she stands by her husband and his suspension is a political witch hadn't. mayor lee asked mirkarimi to resign in the -- resign he refused so the mayor did suspend him and that brings us to today. here's now today's hearing is
going to work. the ethics commission will give an overview. the mayor and the sheriff will each have 20 minutes to make a presentation mayor gets a rebuttal. finally public comment which could be unlimited supervisors have the option of cutting it off after 30 minutes. mirkarimi has supporters. yesterday, we saw his detractors and anti-domestic violence group, held a rally calling for the sheriff to be removed from office. to make that happen, nine of the 11 supervisors would have to vote to remove him from office. supervisors have said they've not made a decision, despite this being a high profile case and all of the media and rallies and everything else, they say they are not talking to each other and they have not made up their minds. katie marzullo, abc7 news. 28 days until election day. president obama is waking up in san francisco this morning
after raking in at least four million dollars from supporters in one day here in the bay. last night 25 donors paid $40,000 each for a chance to hold a roundtable chat with the president. then donors paying $20,000 each dined with the president. the president capped the night with a spirited rally for 6,000 inside the auditorium some who paid as little as $100. >> the president: we are not going back. we are moving forward, that's why you're here, that's why i'm here, that's why i'm running for a second term as president of the united states! [ cheering and applause ] >> outside there were about 75 protesters including anti-war activists, and a handful of tea party support chanted four more weeks. a live report from amy hollyfield coming up in 30 minutes.
the race appears to be tightening at this point. mitt romney gained popularity and votes following the debate wednesday. a poll of registered voters shows romney has reached his highest personal popularity of the campaign his favorability rate something 47% compared to 51%. president obama's rating 55% see him as favorable compared to 44% unfavorable. new pew poll shows mitt romney leading president obama among likely voters romney with 49% compared to 45% for the president, romney's biggest gains are from women voters. the race is adding more pressure to the vice presidential debate. watch it live here on abc7, thursday starting at 6 p.m.. former president clinton will be in the region today he's scheduled to appear at a
campaign event at uc davis where he will endorse four northern california candidates for congress including incumbent mcinnerney. santa cruz police looking for attempted kidnapping suspect they released a sketch of the man they hope you can help identify him. he drove up next to an 11-year-old boy on walnut street 4:00 yesterday and asked if he wanted a ride. the man repeatedly ordered the boy into the vehicle, but the boy refused ran to a nearby home and called 911. the suspect is described as white, 40 to 50-years-old, weighing about 200 pounds. gas prices leveled off overnight but remain at record high prices in california. this morning $4.67 for regular, in san francisco, up a fraction of a cent to $4.74. drivers in oakland and san jose, $4.67. governor brown approved using
winter gas which takes less refining to help bring prices back down it can take a few more days before prices fall. if you are looking to find the cheapest gas in town, we can help. go to abc7news.com to find the best deals in your neighborhood. there's a link at the top of our homepage. oakland city officials set to announce new comprehensive plans to prevent home foreclosures with help of state and local government, major lenders and community partners. data from 2007 through 2011 shows one of every seven in the flatlands neighborhoods received a default notice. officials will address the problem to take advantage of the new settlements. they hope to reach 3500 through community outreach and offer services as well as legal and financial help. a's resume division playoff series at the coliseum 6:00 tonight they can't afford
to lose another game. they worked out yesterday. each of the next three games is an elimination game. the area announced anderson will be starting tonight. giants in the same do-or-die situation they face the reds in cincinnati today. bailey threw a no-hitter and reds have not been swept at home all season. forget the odds the giants' bats have been asleep at wheel, scoring only two runs in both game one. one mover loss for the giants and it is over. this is the -- one more loss for the giants and it is over. this saturday it turns around. >> go to our facebook page under abc7news.com click on go giants and a's choose your team and post its badge on your facebook wall there are
six to choose from you see them there if you can't choose we have a couple of options for fans of both teams. >> i like that bay bridge series. let's hope we get there. we still have a shot. i don't think many of us will get sprinkles at all, -- by 6:00 tonight mostly cloudy, partly sunny, we'll say at oakland 61, 62° dropping to the mid 50s. live doppler 7 hd farther south you can see more trying to develop as chunk of energy rotates around the low best chances of any shower activity
is going to remain over the coast. low is just close enough that one or two of these may stray over and one or two may develop any time once we get heating going stray shower in the forecast just about any time today. temperatures well below average by 5 to 12°. start in the 50s, stay in the 50s until 4:00 at the coast when you dip into the 60s mid to upper 60s noon, 4:00 for the bay upper 60s mid 70s around 4:00 inland. best chance of showers south bay and monterey bay tomorrow, passing chance of shower friday. good morning. light conditions out there now, live shot of san rafael southbound 101 past lucas valley road marin ymca towards the civic center light. once you get to cortamadera one lane until 6:00 this
morning, scary bright lights for the construction crews, hard to see this is san mateo bridge, a little bumper-to-bumper traffic towards the highrise westbound. no problems towards hayward out of foster city. north 101 oyster point only accident now on the shoulder in south san francisco, no significant delays past the scene. bart, muni, caltrain, all mass transit on time this tuesday morning. once again with the presidential motorcade leaving san francisco later this morning, right now inter-continental hotel has howard mission between fourth and fifth closed the president should be leaving after 9:00 this morning. expect rolling closures on the way to sfo. 5:11. mexico scores victory in its war on drugs. the encounter that has crippled one of the nation's most powerful cartels. high level visit to greece that has brought out thousands
coming up in a few minutes with sue hall. search expected to continue today for missing yosemite park worker. jessica rose garcia was last seen saturday morning walking along a road and never showed up for work sunday. rangers searched for garcia yesterday but found no signs of her. her parents say she would hike up to 25 miles per hour -- miles per day. mexican navy believe head of cartel was killed in a firefight with marines in the border state. the mexican navy says there's strong evidence the body of one of two killed is the drug kingpin. forensics will be conducted could confirm that identification. athens braced for violent protests when german chancellor angela merkel arrives.
hundreds fought with police yesterday to protest harsh new government cuts many blame germany for these cuts. merkel attached stringent terms to emergency loans to greece from the european union. the government is deploying -- we'll try to figure out that number, they will be deploying a lot of police to attempt to minimize mize today's protest. sorry about that. >> -- you've been looking at possibility for showers today. how great are those possibilities? >> not really great not any more than i thought yesterday. it is out there and on live doppler, we'll show you that in a second. staying over the ocean. it has pushed extra clouds into our morning. so far what we talked about yesterday is playing out. 5:17. live doppler you can see
showers lurking offshore. the key is, they are arching back coming towards the coast then making left turn starting to head northwest as we get a counterclockwise flow around the low. they will get close enough that they could skirt the coast with a stray shower this morning. another stray shower could develop any time today closer to the coast more likely you get a few drops not a big deal. looking at fog santa rosa and san rafael quarter mile in both areas, very dangerous it is becoming because of the fog and reduced visibilities, 40s santa rosa, napa and half moon bay los gatos everybody else 50s monterey bay low to mid 50s inland salinas cooler 48 gilroy. stray showers today and cool another chance especially
south tomorrow warming trend begins saturday and it could be a little warmer than average sunday and monday especially away from the coast. today upper 60s to low 70s south bay until you go saratoga and los gatos mid 70s. south bay around 70. low to mid 60s coast today into downtown south san francisco and sausalito upper 60s to low 70s north bay valleys, low 60s beaches, mid to upper -- low to mid 70s east bay valleys, morgan hill, gilroy and hollister mid to upper 60s monterey bay. game tonight 6:00, 62° mostly cloudy dropping to 57. area of low pressure going to stay often coast bet chance of storms over the ocean stray storm may develop in our neighborhoods. better chance as it heads to
the south tomorrow, slight chance friday night into saturday, really not much to talk about until you go sunday, monday when it gets warmer. good morning. nice drive out there. most places around the bay area, live look at bay bridge toll, no metering lights and no delays into san francisco. one problem north 101 oyster point out of lanes on right you can see a little slowing as you approach the scene south san francisco northbound with that accident cleared. checking in ace train, five minute delay out of tracy train number 1, all other mass transit on time. that game tonight expect delays on 880 before and after the game as well. bart might be a great way to go. go oakland! do-or-die tonight. 5:19. military family enjoying a heartwarming reunion this
morning following a special surprise. during the georgia game this weekend the family of the sergeant was honored on the field including a personal video message on the jumbotron from dad. the family teared up, but that wasn't the surprise. >> the sergeant just returned from south korea it was his third tour which included stops in kuwait and afghanistan. what a scene. this morning luxury retail ernie man marcus set to unveil annual christmas book known for expensive and outrageous gifts. last year $420,000 tour of european flower shows on a private jet and $250,000
mahogany speedboat. which one should i get for you, i can't decide. >> that's easy. next, why hundreds of north bay students will be having more company for lunch starting today. >> new tools seniors have to protect against financial fraud. threat against controversial star on "dancing with the stars" spark add "amer" i'm paula faris.
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years, they don't have the economic wherewithal to restore that money. that means their families or the state or local governments are forced to try to care for that individual, because they no longer with the wherewithal to care for themselves the department says it will be tracking hits to the site to determine how often it is used. we have a link to it on abc7news.com un7 on your side tab. >> starting today marin county schools will launch program to combat bullying. it is called no one eats alone it will kickoff today at davidson middle school in san rafael. students will be urged to engage in simple act of kindness. join any student eating alone during the launch hour. is bristol palin dancing with danger? she has been the target of death threats after suspicious package containing a white powder was sent to the show.
lapd and fbi are on the trail of the white powder which turned out not to be anthrax she has been at or near the bottom of the leaderboard. tonight is double elimination. this morning sarah palin is weighing in. hear what she has to say, coming up on "good morning america" after the abc7 morning news at 7:00 this morning. almost 100 people will be forced to evacuate their north bay homes in a few hours. the dangerous discovery that a bomb squad is being called to get rid of it. >> mitt romney gains lead in the presidential race as president obama brings his campaign to the bay area. big, i mean big leap of faith, daredevil skydiver is 30 minutes from attempting to break the sound barrier in a jump from the edge of space.
temperatures well below average 60s coast into the bay, 70s inland. stray shower is possible today under partly sunny sky cool around fargo, minneapolis low to upper 40s, 50s to 60s eastern seaboard mid to upper 60s seattle and portland. most major airports on time. only delay now is newark flight departure delays. are you ready ? share everything by turning your smartphone into a mobile hotspot for up to 8 wifi-enabled devices at no extra charge. like the new droid razr m by motorola only $99.99.
good morning. thanks for joining us i'm is. i'm eric thomas. somewhere off the coast there's rain. with will it reach us mike? >> great question. live doppler -- live doppler 7 hd you can see radar returns off marin and sonoma county coast you can see over the last few hours theroux tating more to the north and northwest -- they are rotating more to the north and northwest, low moving east this system has the best chance of bringing anything to the coast.
inverness and beau bay would be the only area we -- mostly cloudy at the coast upper 50s to mid 60s sunny around the bay mid 60s to 70 inland cooler than average upper 60s to mid 70s. a few hours from now president obama will leave the bay area following a successful fundraising visit facing a new challenge in the polls. amy hollyfield is live where the president the night. >> reporter: friendly territory here in san francisco the day those poll numbers cape out. you can see howard street blocked he's staying at the intercontinental hotel people trying to navigate around he will be here until mid-morning. he told his supporters he intends to win this election.
he arrived yesterday to attend three fundraisers the most expensive one $40,000 per person. he told his supporters he needs them. he encouraged them to make calls and send e-mails. some say they came out to support the president because of his criticized debate performance. saying they feel like they really need to help him now. president obama addressed that debate in his speech last night >> the president: after the debate i had a bunch of folks come to me, don't be so polite, don't be so nice. [ cheering ] >> the president: but, i wanted everybody to understand something, what, what, what was being presented wasn't leadership, that's salesmanship. >> reporter: this is his sixth visit here this year. next, he will leave here to go
to swing state ohio. he will leave the hotel later this morning, probably around 9:00, you want to prepare for that, some blocks will be shutting down south of market. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. the president's visit also drawing protesters. small group turned out last night code pink activists and other anti-war groups called on the obama administration to withdraw troops from afghanistan. >> mitt romney campaigns today in iowa and ohio, two of the nine battleground states. he will attend a rally in iowa, 20 miles west of des moines. yesterday he thanked supporters in virginia for coming out in the rain and dished up harsh criticism of the president's spending record. >> he would continue to spend a trillion more than we take in every year in my view that's immoral and wrong.
if i'm president of the united states, i will cut federal spending, cap it and finally get us on track to a balanced budget. >> tonight he moves on to ohio where he is due to be joined by new jersey governor christie. new this morning, oakland police investigating their 96th and 97th homicides of the year two people were found shot to death in a car in west oakland one shot in the head, both men. no immediate information on any suspects. the husband of a hercules woman found stabbed to death in their home friday may get to return to their house tomorrow to help investigators decide if anything else has been taken. 55-year-old susie ko was found stabbed to death by a neighbor after she failed to pick her
husband up. >> people always think she is such a good mother figure. that's why i instead of calling her, her name s, sie, i always call her mommy too, because -- i feel like she is everybody -- >> we are looking for possible small drops of blood that may with been from a weapon. or just anything that might help us have any kind of leads in this case. >> authorities are looking for the family's blue subaru outback that was missing from the garage. here a photo is posted on the family's website and facebook page. today saturday suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi finds out if he is going to lose his job. board of super vasers set to meet this afternoon to vote on his -- board of supervisors set to meet this afternoon to vote on his fate. mirkarimi was suspended by mayor lee last march after
pleading guilty to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge it stemmed from a argument with his wife which left her with a bruised arm. the ethics commission decided that he committed official misconduct. a live report from kauz in the next half hour. -- in napa county dozens will be forced from their homes while the bomb squad destroys a container of highly dangerous er. authorities found the substance at the calistoga fairgrounds yesterday. 75 to 100 will be forced from their homes as a precaution. the operation should take two hours no major road closures are expected. tonight two teams battle to stay alive in the divisional playoffs a's and giants. the a's fight will be home in the coliseum.
die-hard fans rallied in front of city hall yesterday to cheer on the green and gold. they play in front of a sellout crowd first pitch:07. players and fans say they are confident they won't be swept in this best of five series. giants in cincinnati down two games nil they are battling reds and history no team in the national league has won three straight games to advance to the league championship series. vogelsong gets first ever post-season start today. history is on the side of the a's giant write their own --, the giants can write their own history. additional seating is not going to happen.
mike tracking the weather. [ unintelligible ] 6:00, partly sunny, low 60s falling into the mid 50s, you need a light jacket, it is fall weather at the coliseum tonight. fall weather on doppler over the last three hours radar returns getting closer to inverness and bodega bay, so far i haven't heard reports of it making eight shore yet. -- making it to the shore yet. here's a look at area of low pressure, behind me darker green, orange, red this is where deeper moisture is not getting pulled into the low i still think a stray shower is possible any time if you get caught under one you will get maybe a couple hundreds maybe enough to wet ground get pollen out of the air 60s and
70s today better chance of measurable rain south tomorrow and another chance friday before a warming trend this weekend. sue has a new accident. i do. san leandro southbound 880 blocking left lane, injury accident crews on the way. elsewhere, 101 north oyster point boulevard that accident cleared, still seeing slow traffic approaching the scene. that will be picking up shortly. antioch beginning to slow towards pittsburg westbound 4, caltrans work tonight 11:00 until 12:30 a.m. detour will be in place. out of the central valley tracy towards livermore and altamont pass, beginning to bunch up from 205 towards the altamont about 20 minutes towards the dublin-pleasanton interchange. san jose 87 northbound past hp
pavillion, relatively light, no delays. bay bridge toll minor delay for cash paying folks otherwise smooth sailing into san francisco. arsonist on the loose in the south bay. next what he's targeting and why firefighters want him off the streets, fast. sexual assault on park trail has joggers and hikers on edge.
>> good morning. a look at traffic in the north bay, san rafael, headlights southbound on 101 zipping along. more on traffic around the bay area coming up. east bay parks police warning people not to walk alone along a strep of trail in bay point. a woman told police a man with a knife sexually assaulted her around 6:00 yesterday morning. police are looking for an african-american man in his 40s wearing all-black clothes riding a blue bike. people who live nearby tell us the trail is plagued with problems, including one woman who was robbed last year. >> one bumped from behind, grabbed me and threw my cell phone. >> a neighbor couple weeks ago walking and somebody rode up behind her and grabbed her privates. >> police say there have been
at least 10 incidents since june on the trail, including sexual assault, battery and gun possession. uc berkeley police warning women to be careful after two incidents on campus. last saturday somebody used aid cell phone to record an 18-year-old while she showered. six hours later at memorial stadium a 20-year-old woman was sexually assaulted and robbed of her ticket to the game that happened at gate 8. san jose fire department looking for a fire bug, six incidents in the area of downing off south -- in the past eight days. the arsonist appears to be targeting dumpsters the fire has burned bushes. so far no serious property damage. black friday bargains may not give you a lot to celebrate. bloomberg business report ahead. this is reason for celebration, big morning for an american scientist. remarkable work that has earned him and a colleague the nobel prize in physics.
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70s partly sunny stray shower possible especially closer to the coast. now live doppler you can see area of low pressure to our west flirting with wet weather in the north bay going to hang around our areas even push moisture up to the sierra this afternoon. mid to upper 70s through the central valley, same with los angeles and san diego. 93° in palm springs. 5:48. former penn state football coach jerry sandusky walked into a pennsylvania courtroom a few minutes ago. he could learn within the hour if he will spend the rest of his life in prison. the 68-year-old says he regrets not taking the stand in his own defense after being convicted on 45 counts of child sex abuse against 10 boys. the last three months he's been spending time in jail, writing a statement he plans to read today. he issued an audio statement which ran on penn state's
radio last night. >> they can take away my life, make me out as a monster, treat me as a monster in my heart i know did not do these alleged disgusting acts. >> the sentencing hearing will include impact statements by at least two victims and messages of support from sandusky's friends and family. abc news has learned the u.s. ambassador in libya wanted soldiers to stay with him after their deployment was scheduled to end in august. department official says the request was granted in february, u.s. ambassador stephens and three other americans were killed in an attack in benghazi september 11th. today the top terrorism adviser will visit libya. uc berkeley graduate the first american to win this year's nobel prize in physics. david wineland on your right
shares award with serge haroche of france. both were honored this morning. the royal swedish academy of scientists crediting the pair for opening the door to new experiments in quantum physics. 10 minutes from now, a daredevil will attempt to set the extreme skydiving record parachuting from the edge of space. here's a live look at the launch site in roswell, new mexico, you see the equipment being made ready last minute preps for felix baum garner's death defying feat. scheduled to happen at 6:00, just less than 10 minutes from now. a giant balloon will lift his capsule to 120 to,000 he will jump out in a special chute and freefall expected to be
the farrers -- approximately 23 miles up, which will beat the -- [ unintelligible ] i am wondering if the human body can handle that? >> oh yeah, the air is very thin not like he will have a lot of wind resistance. he has two problems, one is breathing, that's what the pressure suit is for and the other is the temperature. the other had frostbite on his fingers dog the same thing. -- fingers doing the same thing. we've been talking about scattered shower chances. let's talk about right now and get you out the door then we'll get to that oakland
forecast. 5:52 almost there as we look from our roof cam. live doppler 7 hd clouds over the bay, these are clouds we are most concerned with the ones that are just touching the tip of marin county the coast with a few sprinkles this morning. there you go, heading towards inverness and possibly bodega bay maybe stinson beach. looks like this batch will make it close enough that one may get wet even towards mill valley. don't be surprised if you get a few sprinkles as the system falls apart. the best chance of storms going to stay over the ocean the way it is trending now. fog north bay valleys quarter mile visibility along 101 be careful there from santa rosa to san rafael. 40s napa, santa rosa, half moon bay, los gatos everybody else 50s. monterey bay and inland to salinas low to mid 50s gilroy
48°. today partly sunny, stray shower possible all going to be cooler than average. another chance from the south bay southward tomorrow and warming trend will begin saturday especially sun -- sunday into monday. today upper 60s to mid 70s south bay, san jose and cupertino 71°. coast low to mid 60s, downtown south san francisco and sausalito north bay valleys upper 60s to low 70s coast low 60s temperatures like yesterday mid to upper 60s east bay shore low to mid 70s east bay valleys will extent around morgan hill, gilroy and hollister. 62° at 6:00 at the coliseum dropping to 57 as tigers and a's continue their series.
tonight a lot of cloud cover, showers will dissipate and mainly mid 40s to mid 50s. tomorrow and thursday coolest in the forecast, small chance friday night sat dave a shower looks like dry sunday and monday, 80s returning inland. good morning. ly shot of san rafael, south 101 past lucas valley road, towards the civic center, no delays, may see a few brake lights through cortamadera with roadwork down to one lane due to be picked up in a couple of minutes. golden gate bridge looking good roadwork picked up north end no delays out of waldo tunnel from rodeo and spencer into san francisco nice ride. south 101 before -- pardon me south 880 nimitz before 238 accident blocking a bit of slow traffic past the 238 junction southbound on the nimitz. north 101 sticky spot this
morning earlier accident at oyster point now late roadwork picking up repaving job, right at 380 through san bruno jammed bumper-to-bumper. things pick up into san francisco. he's 580 noncommute direction first reports of accident hacienda drive in pleasanton. politicians aren't the only ones putting their spin on the election. >> here's jane king. good morning. election-themed pr stuns from some of the nation's big businesses. pizza-hut announcing plans to give free pizza for life to any consumer who accident president obama or reut preut if they
-- [ unintelligible ] . who is better at helping you lose weight? the and may surprise you. new government study finds people tend to lose more weight in commercial weight loss programs like weight watchers or jenny craig than in doctor led groups or combination of the two. 37% of weight watchers participants lost at least 10% of starting weight compared to 15% of people in a combined group and 11% in the doctor led program. you may see calorie counts on soda vending machines, coke,
pepsi and dr. pepper plan to post information on selection buttons. it will start early next year in chicago and san antonio. the move comes as cities targeted soft drinks to fight obesity. richmond is one of them. the city is considering a one cent per ounce tax on sugary drinks. next, 10 months after a domestic violence incident, suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi could learn his fate today. fitness and fuel efficiency. the new connection between your weight and how much gas you pump into yo